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I am hoping you collectors can help me out. I have had a cartridge for many years that a co-worker had given to me and have researched it through the years. The owner said it was for a Spencer carbine, it appears to be copper cased and has stampings of S.A.W. - possibly for SAGE AMMUNITION WORKS an ammo company out of Middleton, Conn. I have narrowed the true cartridge down to the listed calibers-Anyone with any more info or comments on this would be appreciated.

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There is little variation in the 56 Spencers but this should help
56-50 (carbine) overall length 1.632" with a .512 bullet
56-52 (Rifle) overall length 1.500"
56-56 (carbine) overall length 1.660" with a .550 bullet
Copper cases should be expected.

There is a 56-52 Necked version but this should be obvious.

Here is a link to a recent auction offering with a picture but except for the necked version, they are hard to compare to a picture.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=213836344

You can Google S.A.W. and get a good deal of information on the company.
 

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Thank you O'Connersun! I will get the calipers out and determine what I have here.
 
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